Tag: racial justice


Announcing the Towards Racial Equity Toolkit Working Group!

The War on Drugs in the United States is racist by design, it has been waged to target communities of color, and so anti-racism is a critical part of our work to dismantle the War on Drugs. In order to help our members grapple with the complexities of race and racism, and have the framework necessary to do racial justice

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Pass the Mic

Written by Illinois State Policy Intern Amy Hildebrand I’ll start with two facts of cannabis legalization that should, by now, be well known, but nonetheless are important in anchoring the discussion. The war on drugs as a whole and cannabis policing specifically have disproportionately impacted communities of color. (See: Race and the Drug War) The contemporary legal cannabis market is

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Most Laws Barring People With Felonies From the Marijuana Business Are Pure Hypocrisy

Written by SSDP Trustee Shaleen Title ’02 and originally published on TheInfluence.org. People often speak of the once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that come with building a new, legal marijuana industry from scratch. The opportunities are real, but the premise forgets something: This industry isn’t being created from scratch. Instead, it’s replacing two things that already existed: an illicit market from which many marginalized

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